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AFL-CIO MAY NOT ENDORSE THE DEMOCRATS – says AFL-CIO leader Trumka

WASHINGTON — The nation’s most powerful labour leader, vowing to defeat President Obama’s key trade legislation in the House next month, warned Hillary Clinton...

‘If Spirit Alone Won Battles’

THE DIARY OF JOHN LOWE The 1984-1985 Miners’ Strike in Nottinghamshire edited by John Symcox These diary excerpts are a tribute to the heroic and determined...

N.U.T. TEACHERS VOTE FOR STRIKE ACTION – over pay, conditions and...

DELEGATES at the National Union of Teachers (NUT) annual conference in Manchester have called for action over pay, privatisation and teachers’ workload. During...

Halt The Torture Case Against Naheem And Rehan

Legal charity Reprieve has called on the British government to make up for failing Naheem Hussain and Rehan Zaman by intervening immediately to prevent...

‘WE’RE ON STRIKE AGAINST MANAGEMENT DICTATORSHIP’ say BBC workers

Over 11,000 BBC journalists and technicians took strike action last Monday over savage job cuts and privatisation announced unilaterally by Director-General Mark Thompson in...

‘Lives sacrificed in the uncaring pursuit of profit’

CONTROVERSIAL India-based mining company Vedanta was again the subject of an angry protest in London yesterday. London Mining Network, Amnesty International, Survival International and other...

Opening The Archives On The Miners’ Strike

Part of the British Film Institute season: ‘On the Face of It: A Century of Coalmining on Screen’ (Also plays this month at the Showroom in Sheffield) ‘OPENING the Archives on...

News Line-All Trades Unions Alliance Conference – Forward To A Workers...

‘IT is very clear that the collapse of the capitalist system has collapsed New Labour, that is the modern Labour Party’, News...

US urges Russia to back UN Security Council over Syria

THE United States on Tuesday urged Russia to back UN Security Council action on Syria, after UN officials said the death toll in the...

Paramilitaries Abduct Tamil Girls

TAMILNET reports that fatigue uniform clad armed men who came in a white van abducted a 16-year-old girl student last Monday night around 11.30...

IMMIGRANTS ARE NOT RUBBISH, TO BE USED AND THROWN OUT –...

OVER 25,000 refugees, workers and youth marched through the centre of Paris on Saturday, demanding, ‘Withdraw the CESEDA’! and ‘Immigrants are not disposable like...

Azelle Rodney’s Family Call For Inquest And Public Inquiry

‘We don’t want other families to go through this long and drawn out process with no possible outcome,’ Susan Alexander, the mother of Azelle...

90 YEARS OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION – Forward to the World...

IN OCTOBER 1917 workers took power in Russia. This is the 90th anniversary of the victorious October Revolution, the first time in history that the...

PROTECT OUR TRAINING, PROTECT OUR NHS! – Doctors march against MTAS

Over 12,000 junior doctors and supporters, including medical students, registrars and a number of consultants, marched through central London last Saturday against government ‘reforms’...

‘SAVE OUR SCHOOLS!’ – demand Lewisham parents, teachers and children

OVER 500 angry parents, teachers and children have marched on Lewisham Town Hall in south London, shouting: ‘No cuts or privatisation! Join the march...

Doctors Were Instructed To Inflict Severe Harm On G Bay Detainees

Medical, military, and ethics experts say US health professionals designed and participated in cruel, inhumane, and degrading treatment and torture of detainees, the Institute...

Letter to News Line – ‘DEMOCRACIES USING HITLER DECREE TO FIGHT...

Dear Sir, I have been trying to expose without success, in the so-called Democratic Western media, the use by the German & British governments...

IMMIGRATION REPORTING CENTRE IS BLOCKADED – campaigners fight to end dawn...

THE Glasgow Reporting Centre at Brand Street was shut down on Tuesday morning as ‘No Borders’ activists and others opposed to the forced removal...

REBUILD WORKERS’ POWER – UFCW tells ‘Change to Win’ conference

THE following is a statement by Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, made at the ‘Change To...

Gate Gourmet Workers Determined To Win

Locked out Gate Gourmet workers, trade unionists and youth, held a successful over 150-strong mass picket on the mound near the Beacon roundabout at...

Greek Workers Stage Biggest Ever General Strike

Greek workers staged last Wednesday the biggest general strike in history against the proposed ‘reforms’ on pensions planned by the right-wing government of prime...

Swindon Hospital Workers Strike Against Bullying

FIFTY Swindon striking hospital workers came down to London by coach last Tuesday to lobby the Headquarters of their employer Carillion demanding an end...

Thousands picket Netanyahu’s office against attack on Bedouin rights

severaL thousand people demonstrated on Sunday outside Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s office in Jerusalem, protesting over a plan they say will displace tens...

‘Carillion Has No Right To Bully And Harass US’

‘We are comrades! We have shown we are not just GMB but all of Swindon together!’ GMB shop steward Paulo Fernandes told a cheering...

‘SHAMING DESTITUTION’ – CAB slams treatment of asylum seekers

In a report titled ‘Shaming Destitution’, the Citizens Advice Bureaux condemn the Blair government’s treatment of refugees to whom it refuses asylum and ...

NO RESCUE FOR CAPITALISM– FORWARD TO THE WORLD SOCIALIST REVOLUTION! –...

THE Labour leaders are terrified the whole capitalist system is going to go, News Line Editor Paddy O’Regan told an audience of 200 youth...

‘WE WERE SHAFTED’ – say angry Stead McAlpin workers

Over fifty Stead McAlpin sacked textile workers held a 24-hour picket and demonstration outside the factory in Cummersdale near Carlisle on Wednesday and are...

100,000 March Against Israeli Barbarism

OVER 100,000 people took part in the largest-ever demonstration Britain has seen in support of the Palestinian people on Saturday, as Israel invaded the...

‘The Zionist Project Is Coming To An End – We Are...

‘The Zionist project is coming to an end; we are freeing Palestine inch by inch, foot by foot,’ a defiant Hamas representative told a...

‘Corruption Is The Programme Of The Elite To Steal From The...

‘We do not like corruption, because corruption is a programme of the elite in society to steal from the poor,’ said COSATU General Secretary,...

Tens Of Thousands March To Defend NHS

‘WE are going to fight to keep our hospitals, even if it means occupying them to keep them open,’ shouted demonstrators fighting plans to...

‘WE WILL KEEP THE MAIL CENTRE IN CREWE OPEN’ insists local...

Up to 700 Crewe postal workers, their families and supporters braved the rain on Saturday for a march and rally in the town in...

Wal-Mart Plans To Slash Health Benefits

America’s campaign to change supermarket giant Wal-Mart, WakeUpWalMart.com, has released copies of Wal-Mart’s new health care benefits plan for current part-time employees and full-time...

2,000 MARCH TO SAVE WHIPPS CROSS – marchers support calls for...

Over 2,000 workers and youth last Saturday marched through Leyton and Walthamstow, north east London, against the closure of Whipps Cross Hospital. The march was...

PRIVATE EQUITY THREATENS PENSION FUNDS – GMB ive evidence to MPs

THE GMB general workers union yesterday called on parliament to halt ‘tax privileges’ to venture capitalists and establish the amount of unfunded pension...

‘TAX HAVENS ARE SUNNY PLACES FOR SHADY PEOPLE’ says Lord Oakshott

THe Liberal Democrats Treasury spokesman Lord Oakeshott has delivered a broadside against prime minister Brown and the secretive activities of Barclays Bank. He used parliamentary...

REJECT ROYAL MAIL PAY AND MODERNISATION AGREEMENT – Defend pay, pensions...

POSTAL WORKERS fighting the Crozier/Leighton onslaught on their jobs will treat the ‘Final Agreement’, backed by the CWU executive on Monday by nine votes...

Occupy St Pauls Defiance Grows

No matter how cold it gets through rain or snow, the anti-capitalist occupiers outside St Paul’s Cathedral are more determined than ever to stick...

TONY BLAIR AND GORDON BROWN SHOULD BE TRIED AS WAR CRIMINALS...

‘Tony Blair and Gordon Brown should be tried as war criminals,’ Peter Brierley, whose son Shaun was killed in Iraq in 2003, told a...

IRISH TEACHERS CALL TO BOYCOTT ISRAEL – and will fight property...

The Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) last Thursday agreed to oppose and campaign against the incoming property tax. On the final day of their ...

500,000 March Against The Coalition Attacks

OVER half a million trade unionists and youth from every town and city in Britain joined Saturday’s TUC march against the savage spending cuts....

Tea Factory Workers Step Up The Fight For Permanent Jobs

Supported by the IUF-affiliated National Federation of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Workers of Pakistan, over 700 contract agency workers at Unilever’s last directly-owned and...

‘ASSASSINATING THE LEADER WILL ONLY STRENGTHEN THE WILL OF THE BA’ATH...

Saddam’s deputy,      Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, issued a statement on 1 January, mourning his ‘brother’ and calling for unity. ‘The criminal evil hands of the...

‘KILL THE HEALTH BILL’ say ‘Bevan’s Run’ consultants

Over two hundred doctors, medical staff and health campaigners on Sunday welcomed two NHS consultants at the end of their ‘Bevan’s Run’ against the...

The Fight Of The Greek ‘Stage’ Workers

By DINA ROVITHAKI, President of the ‘stage’ workers’ trade union at the Institute for Agricultural Development and member of the National Co-ordinating Committee of ‘stage’...